Category Archives: Public reaction

With achievement comes exposure, and new hurdles

I’m honored and excited to have been awarded a 2012 Emerging Artists Grant from the Durham Arts Council to assist with the memoir I’m writing about Lina and me and our marriage. But I’m also nervous. While the attention from … Continue reading

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Caring what other people think

When people say, “I don’t care what anyone thinks about me,” my reaction is, “you’re kidding yourself.” It’s the human condition. I often ponder what it is that makes us care what people think about us; what’s really behind it all? So … Continue reading

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Novel illuminates relationship hurdles

Only recently did I learn about “Trans-Sister Radio,” a 2000 novel focused on a woman – Allie — who stayed with her boyfriend – Dana — after he transitioned to female. They eventually broke up, but, well, I don’t want … Continue reading

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300 emails and counting, and TV flirts with us

I’ve received more than 300 emails after the Boston Globe story started to circulate. First they came from Boston area, then the US and of course later on, around the *other* Globe, you know, the real one, including a nice … Continue reading

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Gratitude, tears, and photos

What a day. I went to yoga this evening (Durham YMCA) to relax, but instead my head is swimming and now it’s time for a rest. I’ve received about 200 emails commenting on the Globe story, and only 2 of them were … Continue reading

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Thank you, dear readers, and sorry you can’t comment at

The story is out and the comments are flooding into my mailbox. Here’s what I find so fascinating: not one of the 85 or so I’ve received so far today is negative. But I guarantee you that if enabled … Continue reading

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